Free historical fiction Kindle books for 20 Mar 17

Multiple Guys (40 Story Collection)

by Heather Hardmount

You mean… all of you TOGETHER!?

That’s exactly what they mean! 40 stories inside — take a peek and get down to business…



Things We Once Held Dear

by Ann Tatlock

“It is a joy to savor Tatlock’s stories.”â?? Publisher’s Weekly

“Highly recommended for all collections.” â?? Library Journal, Starred Review!

New Yorker Neil Sadler returns to his hometown of Mason, Ohio, where his small-town life had been rocked by the suspicious death of Helen Syfert, the mother of Neil’s friend Mary. He reconnects with Mary. Their once-close relationship hadn’t been strong enough to survive the tragedy that overtook Mary’s family, yet what drove them apart years ago now seems to be drawing them back together. But Neil is struggling to recover from a more recent loss. Yet the mystery of Helen’s death remains unsolved, and to bring closure will mean facing old truthsâ??hard truthsâ??and discovering some new ones.



ROMANCE: Holiday Romance: Maddie’s Christmas Miracle (Sweet Clean Romance) (Sweet Bride Romances Book 1)

by Mercy Levy

Maddie is a widow who is struggling with the past. She lost her husband and her child both to scarlet fever around the holidays a few years ago, and she has never forgiven the world for what happened to her.

She has become a recluse, and only wants to be left alone, but the need for money drives her out into the world. When she loses the only job she could find in months, Maddie knows she has to think of something, and fast, or she’s going to end up on the streets in the middle of winter.

Out of desperation, she becomes a mail-order bride and heads to the plains of Wyoming. She marries a man who is kind and sweet, and reminds her of her husband. But, her new groom seems to hold a secret that she can’t uncover, and she begins to become suspicious of him.

Then, when they are given a life-changing surprise, Maddie must fight to hang on to everything she loves and holds dear. With Christmas just around the corner, Will Maddie recover and learn to love again, or is she doomed to a life full of misery?



A Love for All Seasons (The Seasons Series Book 5)

by Denise Domning

The award-winning author of Winter’s Heat presents the conclusion of the five-part Graistan Chronicles, a historical romance between a medieval apprentice and a young woman promised to another man.

Johanna of Stanrudde, wife to Katel the Spice Merchant, hates the man her father forced her to marry almost as much as she hates Robert of Blacklea, the man who stole her heart and her virginity then abandoned her. But as famine walks the land this winter, Johanna discovers her husband’s plot to destroy Rob who is newly returned to Stanrudde. After Rob saves her from a mob of the starving can she stand aside and let Katel kill him or find the faith to trust Rob when he vows that he still loves her?



A Knight of Silence (A Knight Series Book 1)

by Candace C. Bowen

Nineteen year old Reina of Kenwick knows a lot about adversity. Deaf from a childhood illness, she is about to be banished to a convent by her cold and distant father.

Baron Fulke of Erlegh has a tragic past. Throwing himself into a life of battle and debauchery, Fulke is removed from the field and commanded to take a bride.

King Henry I. is a changed man since losing his only son and heir in the White Ship sinking. Intent to name his only daughter, Matilda, the first Queen of England, he seeks advantage over powerful opposition. Discovering Reina’s unique ability to lip-read, Henry separates the two lovers and coerces Reina to spy for the crown under threat of harm to Fulke.

In a battle between love and loyalty, Fulke and his courageous band of knights enact a plan that will free Reina from the king’s grip or cause all of them to be executed for treason in… A Knight of Silence.



Battle on the Chartreuse Sea: A Short Short Story

by Ben McCarthy

In a field of long grass the wind blows swiftly making green waves pass through the field. Two brave samurai warriors face off in a duel to the death. Both are esteemed swordsman the best in feudal Japan. Nature battles as they battle each other. Overcoming every odd to win this battle the two samurai must face each other in raw battle. The end will surprise you!



A Tatter of Scarlet: Adventurous Episodes of the Commune in the Midi 1871

by S. R. Crockett

Samuel Rutherford Crockett who published under the name “S. R. Crockett”, was a Scottish novelist.



Knife Maker

by Jean L. Kuhnke

Rowena was an infant when her mother was brutally killed, because of her extraordinary beauty, by unscrupulous enforcers of a new regime. She was too young and innocent to understand why her father deliberately applied a stain to her face camouflaging her remarkable good looks. By the time she realized the blemish on her face, which caused all kinds of ridicule and harassment, was not permanent, she also understood the need to keep applying the stain.
The young girl spent her entire pre-adult life working with her father in the forge producing fighting weapons for both the enforcers and secretly for the resistance. When her father was killed, Rowena hid in a cave making weapons for the resistance until it became too dangerous for the girl, now posing as a boy.
Her real life began when she was carried away on a ship to the Americas. At barely twenty, she was put in charge of a spoiled debutante that narrowly escaped the attentions of the enforcers. The trials of hiding in a cave for over a year were replaced by sharing space with a seventeen-year-old selfish spoiled girl.
Getting Leena safely to Boston would free Rowena to pursue her own life in the new country and hopefully support herself by making kitchen knives.



One Love – Two Hearts – Three Stories: A Pride & Prejudice Anthology: The Library, Married!, Ramsgate

by J Dawn King

NEW COVER – February 6, 2017

“One Love”, legendary in proportions, unites the “Two Hearts” of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Delight in the sweet romance of “Three Stories” from J. Dawn King’s what-if variations inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

The Library becomes the set of a comedy of errors which just might open up the path to endearing confessions between these two hearts as Mr. Darcy takes a golden opportunity to command Elizabeth’s attention while at Netherfield Park. (Novella)

Married! Elizabeth Bennet is thrown into a misadventure when she successfully assists a fellow maiden in distress only to find her own reputation jeopardized. When the only solution is to marry a man she just met, can she find happiness with the kind-hearted, but imperfect stranger? Is love a faraway dream in her new life as Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy? (Novel)

When Darcy receives not one letter, but two from Ramsgate, he immediately drops everything to rush to his sister’s rescue. What will he find at the end of the road? While expecting the worst, this might possibly be the best thing to ever happen to him. (Novella)

The Library and Married! have both been voted reader favorites at Jaffrecs.com. J. Dawn King has also written Amazon bestsellers A Father’s Sins and Compromised!



Aunt Hannah and Seth

by James Otis

James Otis was a 19th century American journalist who remains best known for writing a number of popular kids books.



Honoring Her Heart

by Julie Joseph

When newly-minted Doctor Matt Conroy moves from the North Carolina campus life to a rural, lakeside Michigan town, he’s got a much quieter, easy pace of life to look forward to. For a man suffering from multiple fears- fears of crowds, drowning, heights- the quieter pace of life is just what he’s looking for.

What he wasn’t counting on was sassy and outgoing Emma Butler entering his life the same day he started his new job. She’s talking him into trying out things that his ordinary fears would normally prohibit him from ever even thinking of trying. Too bad Matt managed to infuriate her father, the overprotective Reverend Frank Butler, on the same day he started the job and that he met Emma!

When Emma’s life is in danger, it’s up to Matt to set aside his greatest fear, save her life, and maybe save his own in the process.

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Viviette

by William John Locke

William John Locke was a novelist and playwright. Five times Locke’s books made the list of best-selling novels in the United States for the year. His works have been made into twenty-four motion pictures the most recent of which was Ladies in Lavender, filmed in 2004.



Patty’s Summer Days

by Carolyn Wells

Carolyn Wells was an early 20th century poet and author best known for mysteries like The Gold Bag and Fleming Stone Detective Stories



Helen Grant’s Schooldays

by Amanda M. Douglas

Amanda Minnie Douglas was an American writer of adult and juvenile fiction. She was probably best remembered by young readers of her day for the Little Girl and Helen Grant series published over the decades flanking the turn of the twentieth century.



Twilight of a Saint

by J.M. Harte

A child, desperate to help her ailing friend, seeks the aid of an old and mysterious healer. Little does she know that her arrival will plunge the healer into terrible memories of war, love, and loss. Can the healer overcome the horrors of her past? Will the child be able to save the one she’s sworn to protect? Read on to discover this and share in the beauty and tragedy of a saint at the end of her days.



West Wind Drift

by George Barr McCutcheon

George Barr McCutcheon, a native of Indiana, is best remembered for his Graustark series. This romance series is set in the fictional, Eastern European like nation of Graustark.



Young Folks’ History of Rome

by Charlotte M. Yonge

Charlotte M. Yonge was one of the most prodigious novelists of the 19th century, and though many of her books have long since gone out of print, some of her works are still read around the world today, including The Heir of Redclyffe, Heartsease and The Daisy Chain.



A Wasted Day

by Richard Harding Davis

Richard Harding Davis was a jack of all trades in the late 19th century. A journalist who wrote a number of works, he also helped Theodore Roosevelt’s political rise to the top of American politics, and he even influenced fashion trends. Some of his best work was as a war correspondent for the Spanish American War and World War I.



Lord of the Wolf (Angelcynn Book 1)

by Andrew Cook

“I am who I am, what I am, what I know and believe, because of who my people are.” When Wulfhere, the son of a great Angel lord, is orphaned, he knows that his duty is to lead his people and ensure their safety. A hard enough task for a thirteen year old in any age but these are the turbulent times that history would come to know as the Dark Ages.
Against a backdrop of pirate raids, war with the Franks, and a king who would rather see his home in the hands of a more experienced leader of men, Wulfhere has to rebuild his shattered life and claim leadership of his people. Helped by his uncle, and his father’s surviving hearth companions Wulfhere must overcome the hurdles that fate has laid before him. He must prove to the king that he is worthy to inherit his father’s mantle.
What have fate’s spinners got in store for the young lordling? Are the gods smiling on him? Will he lose everything that his family have struggled for? How can one so young possibly hope to prove himself on the savage, dark age slaughter fields? What is the mysterious land beyond the whale roads that haunts his dreams and calls him to leave the old lands behind?

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In Direst Peril

by David Christie Murray

David Christie Murray was an English journalist and writer.



The Wrath of the Gods: Angelcynn Book 5

by Andrew Cook

The Wrath of the Gods.
‘It is God’s will that this land will be ruled by different peoples and we are his instruments. He has drawn the veil from my eyes and shown me the path which stretches ahead of us, my friend. You and I hold the future of this land in our hands. Think, Wulfhere! Together we have the might to bring peace to this land. To be high kings of Britain!’
Late 5th century Britain. A maelstrom of kingdoms, tribes and religions. Wulfhere has won his kingdom, now he must keep his people safe and lead them to a safe and prosperous future. Who is a friend and who is an enemy? Old certainties no longer exist. The blood of the tribes has been mixed. Values and traditions have become shared. Old religions, witchcraft, and Christianity muddy the waters. Should he follow the vision of his friend Artorius? Can he trust the ambitions of his brother in law, Icel? What do the gods want of him? The lives of thousands and a new age for all of the peoples of Britain, are in the hands of two men, both chosen by gods to carry their will throughout the land.



Kilgorman: A Story of Ireland in 1798

by Talbot Baines Reed

Talbot Baines Reed was a 19th century British writer who was instrumental in popularizing the genre of school stories that featured young boys. His extremely popular books helped usher in a literary movement in that regard, and his books are still widely read today.



Sunshine Bill

by William Henry Giles Kingston

W.H.G. Kingston was a 19th century American writer best known for writing kids adventure novels that were very popular with boys at the time. His books are still widely read today.



Left Tackle Thayer

by Ralph Henry Barbour

Ralph Henry Barbour (Also wrote, with L.H. Bickford, as Richard Stillman Powell) was an American novelist, who wrote popular works of sports fiction for boys.



The Duke & His Most Disagreeable Love: Regency Romance (Clean & Wholesome Regency Romance Book)

by Grace Fletcher

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Anne Barclay is beautiful, opinionated, outspoken and single. In the past, she has attracted possible suitors only to scare them away with her harsh words. All because she chooses not to be the docile woman society dictates.

Now at twenty-three, she is alone with little chance of finding a good marriage.

When she meets the Duke of Hatfield, suddenly everything changes.

William Hartfield is attracted to Anne on sight and is intrigued with how she prefers to speak her mind. He also senses that she wants adventure, something he has been experiencing before he took over the title from his nefarious father. She would be perfect for him.

Anne has her doubts.

But a riding accident might change everything. Will Anne and William come together and resolve their unspoken differences? Or will the Duke continue with his adventurous ways and leave Anne behind as a frustrated spinster?

***All of Grace Fletcher’s novellas are clean and wholesome Regency Historical Romances.***



Julia And Her Romeo: A Chronicle Of Castle Barfield: From Schwartz by David Christie Murray

by David Christie Murray

David Christie Murray was an English journalist and writer.



A Son of the Hills

by Harriet T. Comstock

Harriet Theresa Comstock was an American novelist and author of children’s books.



The Young Alaskans on the Trail

by Emerson Hough

Emerson Hough was a late 19th century American writer best known for Westerns and historical novels about America. This is one of his most popular books.



In Wild Rose Time

by Amanda M. Douglas

Amanda Minnie Douglas was an American writer of adult and juvenile fiction. She was probably best remembered by young readers of her day for the Little Girl and Helen Grant series published over the decades flanking the turn of the twentieth century.



A Terrible Coward

by George Manville Fenn

George Manville Fenn was an English novelist and journalist who wrote across a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction. His works are still widely read today.



Susan and Edward; Or, A Visit to Fulton Market

by Anonymous

This is an anonymously written work that despite its age continues to be widely read today. It follows a couple depicted in a historical setting in the 19th century.



Campmates: A Story of the Plains

by Kirk Munroe

Kirk Munroe was an American writer and conservationist.



Yule-Tide Yarns

by Unknown

Although it is still not known who wrote this work, despite its age it continues to be widely read today.



Watch and Wait; or, The Young Fugitives

by Oliver Optic

Oliver Optic was a Massachusetts politician who spent some time as a House member in Congress, but he also wrote a number of works that remain popular among kids of all ages.



The Crimson Sweater

by Ralph Henry Barbour

Ralph Henry Barbour (Also wrote, with L.H. Bickford, as Richard Stillman Powell) was an American novelist, who wrote popular works of sports fiction for boys.



In School and Out; or, The Conquest of Richard Grant.

by Oliver Optic

Oliver Optic was a Massachusetts politician who spent some time as a House member in Congress, but he also wrote a number of works that remain popular among kids of all ages.



Left Guard Gilbert

by Ralph Henry Barbour

Ralph Henry Barbour (Also wrote, with L.H. Bickford, as Richard Stillman Powell) was an American novelist, who wrote popular works of sports fiction for boys.



Bertie and the Gardeners; or, The Way to be Happy

by Madeline Leslie

Madeline Leslie is the pen name for Harriette Newell Woods Baker, a prolific author of children’s books. Some of her works include the Little Frankie series and the Robin Redbreast Series.



A Victorious Union

by Oliver Optic

Oliver Optic was a Massachusetts politician who spent some time as a House member in Congress, but he also wrote a number of works that remain popular among kids of all ages.



A Pair of Clogs

by Amy Walton

Amy Walton, better known as Mrs. O.F. Walton, was a 20th century British writer best known for kids books with Christian themes. Many of them are still read today.



The Nameless Castle

by Mór Jókai

Móric Jókay de Ásva (known as Mór Jókai), outside Hungary also known as Maurus Jokai, was a Hungarian dramatist and novelist.



The Destroying Angel

by Louis Joseph Vance

Louis Joseph Vance was an American novelist, born in Washington, D. C., and educated in the preparatory department of the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He wrote short stories and verse after 1901, then composed many popular novels.



The Bandbox

by Louis Joseph Vance

Louis Joseph Vance was an American novelist, born in Washington, D. C., and educated in the preparatory department of the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He wrote short stories and verse after 1901, then composed many popular novels.



The Three Admirals

by William Henry Giles Kingston

W.H.G. Kingston was a 19th century American writer best known for writing kids adventure novels that were very popular with boys at the time. His books are still widely read today.



Steve Young

by George Manville Fenn

George Manville Fenn was an English novelist and journalist who wrote across a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction. His works are still widely read today.



Patty and Azalea

by Carolyn Wells

Carolyn Wells was an early 20th century poet and author best known for mysteries like The Gold Bag and Fleming Stone Detective Stories



Aunt Madge’s Story

by Sophie May

Rebecca Sophia Clarke, better known for the pen name Sophie May, wrote a number of kids books in the late 19th century.



A Sweet Little Maid

by Amy Ella Blanchard

Amy Ella Blanchard was an early 20th century American author of kids books like A Sweet Little Maid.



Mrs. Dashwood Returns: A Continuation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility

by Lucia Edgerton

RE-EDITED VERSION: It’s been 10 years since Mary Dashwood and her daughters Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret were forced to leave Norland Park after losing their husband and father. Things are going wonderfully for all the Dashwood women, until a duel between a family member and someone from the past jeopardizes Norland’s legacy, and the arrival of a mysterious stranger from America, lead Mary Dashwood unexpectedly back to Norland Park. This impromptu pilgrimage sends Mary on a journey of personal discovery, where she finds answers to many old questions as new ones
emerge, forcing her to question her values, and see not only her world, but those she loves most, in a different light.



Frank Merriwell’s Return to Yale

by Burt L. Standish

Burt L. Standish, a pen name used by Gilbert Patten, was a popular 20th century writer of dime novels and short stories, with his best known work being the Frank Merriwell stories



Aunt ‘Liza’s Hero, and Other Stories

by Annie F. Johnston

Annie F. Johnston, originally from Indiana, was a noted author most famous for her Little Colonel series. “Little Colonel” , a smash film starring Shirley Temple, was based on this series.



Ben’s Nugget; Or, A Boy’s Search For Fortune

by Jr. Horatio Alger

If you’ve ever used the phrase “rags to riches,” you owe that to Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899), who popularized the idea through his fictional writings that also served as a theme for the way America viewed itself as a country. Alger’s works about poor boys rising to better living conditions through hard work, determination, courage, honesty, and morals was popular with both adults and younger readers.

Alger’s writings happened to correspond with America’s Gilded Age, a time of increasing prosperity in a nation rebuilding from the Civil War. His lifelong theme of rags to riches continued to gain popularity but has gradually lessened since the 1920s. Still, readers today often come across Ragged Dick and stories like it in school.



The Arkansaw Bear: A Tale of Fanciful Adventure

by Albert Bigelow Paine

Albert Paine was a late 19th and early 20th century American author who remains best known today for collaborating with Mark Twain on a number of books.



Arthur Hamilton, and His Dog

by Anonymous

This is a short story written anonymously about a little boy and his dog. It’s perfect for kids of all ages. 



Frank Merriwell’s Races

by Burt L. Standish

Burt L. Standish, a pen name used by Gilbert Patten, was a popular 20th century writer of dime novels and short stories, with his best known work being the Frank Merriwell stories



A Sunny Little Lass

by Evelyn Raymond

Evelyn Raymond was a popular 19th century author, and many of her works are still widely read over 100 years after her death.



Annie o’ the Banks o’ Dee

by Gordon Stables

Gordon Stables was a 19th century Scottish physician, but he is best remembered today for the numerous action and adventure novels he wrote on the side, many of which continue to be read.



An Amateur Fireman

by James Otis

James Otis was a 19th century American journalist who remains best known for writing a number of popular kids books.



A Modern Tomboy: A Story for Girls

by L. T. Meade

L. T. Meade, the pseudonym used by Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith (1844-1914), was the name behind hundreds of popular stories for little girls during the 19th century and early 20th century. Many of them are still read today.



A Little Present for a Good Child

by Unknown

This is an anonymously authored kids book that teaches young readers to be moral and act well, and that they will be rewarded for doing so.



All Aboard; or, Life on the Lake: A Sequel to The Boat Club

by Oliver Optic

Oliver Optic was a Massachusetts politician who spent some time as a House member in Congress, but he also wrote a number of works that remain popular among kids of all ages.



Aileen Aroon, A Memoir: With other Tales of Faithful Friends and Favourites

by Gordon Stables

Gordon Stables was a 19th century Scottish physician, but he is best remembered today for the numerous action and adventure novels he wrote on the side, many of which continue to be read.



A Girl in Spring-Time

by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey, also known as Jessie Bell, was a popular writer during the late 19th and early 20th century. She wrote dozens of books, many of which would now be categorized as historical and/or romance.



Crying for the Light; Or, Fifty Years Ago. Vol. 3 [of 3]

by J. Ewing Ritchie

James Ewing Ritchie was an English journalist and writer.



SHOOTER

by Robert Hatting

KENNEDY KILLER –Three generations of professional assassins? Breeding warped and twisted individuals that kill for money? Is it possible? Meet the Hookersâ??a family steeped in tradition and bloodshed – absolute history changers. Inez Hooker and her half brother, Tom decide to take on the WPG so they can retire and live normal lives. They are constantly haunted by the knowledge that their grandfather fired the fatal shot in Dealy Plaza, November 22, 1963. A provocative story laced with truths, speculations, and myths.



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